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Practice Areas

Law Offices of John D. Ritson

Primary Practice Areas

Personal Injury Law

With millions of dollars collected for his clients in his 33 years of practicing law in Connecticut, Attorney Ritson’s record of success means you get the results you expect, from an attorney with an impeccable record of honesty and integrity.

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Criminal Defense Law

Protect your rights!  Attorney John Ritson has 33 years of criminal experience working in state courts and has a great professional working relationship with prosecutors and judges in courts he practices in.

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Workers’ Compensation Law

This firm has successfully handled death cases under workers’ compensation including appropriate survivor benefits for the spouse, traumatic brain injury claims, amputee matters and a full gambit of orthopedic injuries requiring surgery.

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Real Estate Transactions

Our office handles a variety of cases which run the gamut from the typical single family residential purchase, sale or refinance to highly complex commercial real estate purchases and sales.

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Business Law

Attorney Ritson's extensive business law experience covers anything from reviewing leases for clients to purchasing businesses worth over $1 million with highly sophisticated purchase and sale asset agreements. Because Attorney Ritson handles these matters personally, he is able to have an extremely fast turnaround time on transactional work .

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Family  Law

Whether you are contemplating divorce or have specific issues related to child custody, child support, guardianship, parental rights, or a host of other family matters I use my extensive experience to work for you.

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Selected Case Results
State v. George H., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Sexual assault 1st degree, forcible rape
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
State v. Carlton C., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute more than 20 lbs of marijuana
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
State v. John Doe, Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Robbery 1st degree
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
State v. Steven C., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Assault 1st degree (Defendant intentionally shot his roommate in the foot)
Result: Probation
State v. David B., Part A Danielson Superior Court
Charges: Possession with intent to sell 900 hits of LSD, Possession with intent to sell more than 4 oz. of marijuana
Result: Plea negotiation/Probation
State v. Matthew S., GA7 Meriden Superior Court, CR10-02568…
Charges: Sale controlled substance 21a-277(b); Possession of narcotics 21a-279(a)
Result: Sealed file and dismissal of all charges
State v. Brian S., GA12 Manchester Superior Court, CR10-0231… CR10-02314…
Charges: 2 counts Burglary 2nd (smash and grab at liquor store twice)
Result: Sealed files with dismissal
State v. Kevin C., GA13 Enfield Superior Court, CR08-0149…
Charges: Possession of marijuana with intent to sell; operation of drug factory; 12 ounces marijuana individually wrapped in 1 oz. packages
Result: $5,000 fine, no probation
State v. Mark M., GA19 Rockville Superior Court, CR10-0096…
Charges: Sale of 1.2 lbs. marijuana to confidential informant, police arrested Defendant in middle of transaction
Result: Sealed files with dismissal

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